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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 30 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 12 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Belknap, Jeremy, 1744- (search)
Belknap, Jeremy, 1744- Clergyman; born in Boston, June 4, 1744; was graduated at Harvard College in 1762; studied theology; taught school four years; was pastor of a church in Dover. N. H., from 1767 to 1786, and of the Federal Street Church, in Boston, from April 4, 1787, until his death. June 20, 1798. He founded the Massachusetts Historical Society; was an overseer of Harvard College; was a patriot during the war for independence, an opponent of African slavery, and a promoter of literature and science. He published a History of New Hampshire, 3 volumes (1784-92); a collection of Psalms and hymns (1795); The Foresters, a work of wit and humor (1792); American biography, 2 volumes (1794-98), besides sermons and other religious-writings.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morse, Jedediah 1761-1826 (search)
Morse, Jedediah 1761-1826 Theologian and geographer; born in Woodstock, Conn., Aug. 23, 1761; graduated at Yale College in 1783, and was installed pastor of the First Congregational Church at Charlestown, Mass., in 1789. In the twenty-third year of his age he prepared a small geography, which was the first ever published in America. This was followed by larger geographies and gazetteers of the United States, with the help of Jeremy Belknap, the historian, Thomas Hutchins, the geographer, and Ebenezer Hazen. For thirty years Mr. Morse was without an important competitor in this field of literature, and translations of his works were made into the French and German languages. Dr. Morse was a life-long polemical theologian, and combated Unitarianism in New England most sturdily. In 1805 he established the Panoplist, and was prominent in founding the Andover Theological Seminary. His persistent opposition to liberalism in religion brought upon him much persecution, which affecte
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 17: writers on American history, 1783-1850 (search)
nterest of Ebenezer Hazard (1744-1817) and Jeremy Belknap. Born the same year, they both graduated ts compiler. Hazard influenced the work of Belknap, who, as a minister in Dover, New Hampshire, opies to pay the printer, but, unlike Hazard, Belknap was not discouraged. Having resigned his pare author's best style. For the same magazine Belknap also wrote a series of satirical letters dealters (1792), enlarged in an edition of 1796. Belknap died suddenly, in the midst of literary schem preserving historical memorials. Probably Belknap's greatest service was his efforts in foundinin 1791, in accordance with plans prepared by Belknap. The membership was limited to thirty corressh historical materials. As long as he lived Belknap was a most active member, visiting nearby towhis own manuscripts. One of the friends of Belknap and Hazard—and a connection of Hazard's by mad. Morse was probably indebted to Hazard and Belknap for the impetus that set him to writing. The[3 more...]
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
197, 202, 211, 213-219 Beecher, Lyman, 213 Beecher family, the, 197 Beers, Mrs. Ethelinda (Ethel Lynn), 280, 303 Before the Curfew, 228 Before Vicksburg, 284 Belfast address, 221 Belfry of Bruges and other poems, the, 37 Belknap, Jeremy, 106, 113, 114, 115 Belknap papers, the, 107 n. Bellamy, David, 197 Bells, the, 60, 65 Benjamin, Park, 134, 167 Benjamin, Wm. E., 264 n. Bennett, James Gordon, 185, 186, 189, 190, 193 Bennett, John, 405 Benton, T. H., 71, 8Belknap papers, the, 107 n. Bellamy, David, 197 Bells, the, 60, 65 Benjamin, Park, 134, 167 Benjamin, Wm. E., 264 n. Bennett, James Gordon, 185, 186, 189, 190, 193 Bennett, John, 405 Benton, T. H., 71, 89-90 Berkeley, Bishop, 196 Berkshire Medical College, 219 Bernaldez, Andres, 126 Bethel, 280 Betty Leicester, 402 Beyond the Potomac, 306 Bible, 210, 349 Bierce, Ambrose, 386-387 Bigelow, John, 143, 144 Biglow papers, the, 151, 246, 247, 251, 276, 280, 287, 362, 364 Bill and Joe, 239 Bill Arp. See Smith, C. H. Bill to Abe Linkhorn, 153 Binns, H. B., 263 n. Bismarck, Count, 133, 142 Bivouac of the dead, the, 290 Black regiment, the, 278, 284 Blackstone,
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
s back to 1791, when the Massachusetts Historical Society was founded through the efforts of Jeremy Belknap. See Book II, Chap. XVII. Other societies followed, among them the New York Historical S the Virginia Historical Society in 1851, and the Delaware Historical Society in 1864. Through Belknap's efforts the Massachusetts society had a vigorous life from the beginning, collecting and publazard, son of that Ebenezer Hazard See Book II, Chap. XVI. who as a friend and mentor of Jeremy Belknap had made himself one of the first collectors and publishers of historical documents in this in the rise to leadership of Philadelphia. Bell was ably succeeded by Robert Aitken. When Jeremy Belknap of Massachusetts was seeking a publisher in 1782, Ebenezer Hazard, an authority for the periope, it no doubt thought that the situation had been fully met, even though as early as 1782 Jeremy Belknap See Book II, Chap. XVII. was gathering advice as to how he might prevent himself being p
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
4 n. Because she loved him so, 285-6 Beck, Karl, 451, 462, 463 Beckwourth, James P., 52 Becky sharp, 288, 294 Bedford, Duke of, 454 Bedouin song, 43 Bedroom window, the, 511 Beecher, Catherine, 70 Beecher, Henry Ward, 123, 325, 344, 416, 496 Beecher, Lyman, 69 Beethoven, 49 Beginners of a nation, the, 191 Beginnings of New England, the, 193 Beissel, Conrad, 536, 574 Belasco, David, 266, 272, 276, 279, 280, 281-82, 285, 289 Beldonald Holbein, the, 104 Belknap, Jeremy, 172, 176, 535, 546 Bell, Robert, 535 Bell, William A., 157 Bellamy, Edward, 82, 86, 360 Bellman, 333 Bells, the, 35 Ben-Hur, 74, 75, 86 Benjamin F. Johnson of Boone. See Riley, J. W. Benn, 264 n. Bennett, Arnold, 567 Bennett, J. G., 322, 328 Benrimo, J. H., 290, 292 Benson, Frank, 291 Bent, George, 148 Bent, Col. William, 148 Bentham, 233 Bentley, 475, 487 Benton, Thomas Hart, 139, 140, 146 155, 165, 337 Beranger, 595, 596 Berenson, Berna